Python os.lchflags() Method


Python method lchflags() sets the flags of path to the numeric flags. This method does not follow symbolic links unlike chflags() method.

Here, flags may take a combination (bitwise OR) of the following values (as defined in the stat module) −

Note − This method has been introduced in Python 2.6


Following is the syntax for lchflags() method −

os.lchflags(path, flags)


Return Value

This method does not return any value.


The following example shows the usage of lchflags() method.


import os, sys

# Open a file
path = "/var/www/html/foo.txt"
fd = path, os.O_RDWR|os.O_CREAT )

# Close opened file
os.close( fd )

# Now change the file flag.
ret = os.lchflags(path, os.UF_IMMUTABLE )

print "Changed file flag successfully!!"

When we run above program, it produces following result −

Changed file flag successfully!!